The hyper-overacted narration by William Dufris, coupled with utterly ridiculous reverb effects almost ruin this story. Maybe Dufris is great as Bob the Builder, but he can sure stink up a sci-fi story with his dazzling array of stupid voices and accents.
I suppose this is science fiction, if political science is your thing. I found this book on a Goodreads list of "Books Similar to Diaspora". Diaspora by Greg Egan is one of my favorite books and I am always on the lookout for works similar in scope and theme. The Star Fraction is in no way similar. If you are into religio-political science it may be quite good; it was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1996. I enjoyed the narrator. His accent and characterizations made pleasant background noise while I worked and were probably the only reason I finished listening to this one.
If you are looking for sci-fi, and especially if this book has been recommended to you because of your interest in William Gibson or Neal Stephenson, be warned - It is one long conversation after another between unbelievable characters about politics, philosophy, and business. I found it completely pointless, but again, I was looking for sci-fi.
Bleak, hopeless, amazing. Loved the narrator too.
Loved it. Amazing story and perfect narration. Wish there was more.
Simply awesome! One of the best I've ever purchased from audible.
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